Thursday, December 9, 2010

Coffee Drop Cookies Recipe

Here's another cookie recipe for your Christmas exchanges.  All those addicted to Starbucks, Pete's, et al will love these coffee drop cookies.  And note the optional variation in flour, using soy or lima bean flour.

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Recipe for Life~ 18/365
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Coffee Drop Cookies
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup shortening
1 egg, well beaten
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup chopped nuts
1 teaspoon cloves
3/4 cup cold coffee
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup chopped raisins
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups flour

Cream shortening and sugar. Add egg. Mix thoroughly. Sift flour, measure, and sift with baking soda, salt, baking powder, and spices. Add alternately with coffee to first mixture. Add raisins, nuts, and flavoring. Mix thoroughly. Add additional flour if necessary to make a drop cookie dough. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto well-oiled baking sheet. Bake in moderate oven (400 F.) about 15 minutes. 36 servings. If desired, 1 cup soy or lima bean flour may be substituted for 1 cup flour. Mrs. C. E. Tucker, Centerville, Iowa.

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  1. Those sound great. Maya and I are getting ready to bake up some cookies for our get together at Great Grampys.We'll add them to the list.

  2. Russ: Wow, a Great Grampy. That is SO nice. Enjoy your get together and the cookies.


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